2019 Ethics in Fundraising Presentation

This past winter CMB conducted a survey on Fundraising. We did this because in today’s social climate and culture we need to be above reproach, especially because we are called to the high standard of scripture (Ephesians 4:1-20).

The results of the survey were presented at the 2019 Chicago Leadership Momentum Summit. Even though there were no glaring issues uncovered by the survey, it was determined that it would be wise to have a document to use as a “plumb line” for CMB members when it comes to ethical fundraising.

Over the next several weeks we will be forming a small committee to start assembling a “Fundraising Best Practices” document. The purpose of the document will not be to say whether a specific tactic is ethical or unethical.  Rather, the purpose will be to address topics such as drawings, challenges, matches and third-party partnerships and the best practices to follow when utilizing these tactics. This document will cover both on-air and off-air fundraising specifically for Christian radio stations.

We are thankful David Harms will spearhead the organization of this project. We hope to have the best practices document finalized before your Spring 2020 fundraisers.

Below is the powerpoint from the Chicago Momentum Summit Leadership presentation, “Ethics in Fundraising.”

 

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Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.

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